Pakistan: Human Rights Report for 2011

The U.S. Department of State has released the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011,  The report by U.S. Department of State is submitted to the U.S. Congress. This years report again highlights the plight of minorities including Ahmadis in Pakistan. The report makes the following statements about Ahmadis : Disturbing trends include an increase in anti-Semitism, and continued persecution of other religious minorities, including Ahmadis, Baha’is, Tibetan Buddhists, Christians, Jews, and others. Minority prisoners generally were afforded …

MKA Muqami headquarters renamed to Ewan-e-Qudoos

On 30th April 2012 the local headquarters of the local Ahmadiyya youth organization MKA Rabwah were renamed to Ewan-e-Qudoos after a prominent Ahmadi Muslim Master Abdul Qudoos who was the President of the Nusrat Abad chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Rabwah. The 43 year old Master died on 30th March 2012 after being brutally tortured by the local police in Rabwah. The office was renamed as per the instructions of His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad the worldwide head …

Police Torture Ahmadi teacher to death in Pakistan

Mr Master Abdul Qudoos Ahmad (43) a government school teacher in education department and the president of local chapter of Rabwah named Nusrat Abad died after falling victim to brutal police torture in Rabwah. Mr Qudoos was taken into custody on 10th February 2012 and was kept in a private torture cell run by  Chenab Nagar Police Station House Officer (SHO) Khadim Hussain on suspicion of murdering a local stamp paper dealer Ahmad Yousaf of Nusrat Abad. The illegal custody …

Ahmadi murdered in Nawab Shah, Sindh

An 80 year old Ahmadi, Chaudhary Muhammad Akram was murdered in an attack in Nawab Shah, Sindh. His 18 year old grandson Muneeb Ahmad was also victim of this fatal attack and is in hospital undergoing life saving surgery. Mr Chaudhary Muhammad Akram was coming back from his son in law’s shop to his home when unknown assailants opened fire on him. He died on the spot while his grandson Muneeb Ahmad was taken to hospital in critical condition. Mr …

Ahmadis travel to India for the annual convention

Thousands of Ahmadis from Pakistan are making their way to India to take part in the 120th annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Qadian (Punjab, India). The three day convention which will take place from 26th to 28th December 2011 will be attended by tens of thousands of Ahmadi delegates from India as well as from neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. To make the journey easy for the delegates a major transport operation is underway. Over …

Aqsa Road taken over by illegal cart vendors

Rabwah’s central most road Aqsa Road that connects the Sargodha Road bus stop and Fazle Omar hospital to Aqsa Roundabout has seen a huge increase in the number of illegal card vendors occupying public space in the past year or so. Rabwah’s main bazar has been practically over run by street vendors who come in from adjoining townships to sell their goods, from push carts to donkey carts every single inch of public space has been snatched up, with barely …

29 Ahmadi graves desecrated in Dunyapur

A case has been registered by the Police for the desecration of 29 graves belonging to Ahmadiyya community members. The incident happened on Saturday night in the Dunyapur, District Lodhran Punjab. Ahmadiyya community’s spokesperson Saleemuddin said that plaques of a large number of graves were broken while 29 other graves were dug up. The local representatives of the Ahmadiyya community approached the Police and submitted an application for legal action to be taken against the perpetrators but no action has …

Ahmadi student expelled from COMSATS

Rabia Saleem, a female student of the Ahmadi religious sect in the final year of studies at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Lahore, Pakistan, has been expelled on allegations of blasphemy. Saleem was accused of blasphemy by the student wing of the banned Islamist organization known as Tahaffuz-e-Khatam-e-Nabuwwat (TKN). Saleem lived at a student hostel in Lahore, and allegedly removed a banner displayed by TKN condemning the Ahmadi community. A guard observed her removing the poster. He then …

80 year old woman killed during break-in

Robbers murdered a 80-year-old woman and took away gold ornaments, cash and other valuables in three strike here the other day. As per detail, the incident occurred in Mohallah Nasirabad of Rabwah where unidentified intruders killed a 80-year-old woman Amatul Majeed. She was alone in the house when the culprits stormed the house.

Intolerance in the curriculum

There have been several shocking incidents over the past week or so that go only to highlight the kind of intolerance we are facing in our society and the manner in which this is spreading. Worst of all the spirit of hatred has also seeped into classrooms, and is being used to poison the minds of children. This process will of course lead to the emergence, even before our watching eyes, of yet another generation persuaded that it is acceptable …

Kashmir: Ahmadi Father & Son abducted by armed men

Dr. Shah Muhammad Javaid a senior surgeon and vice president of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Kotli was abducted by armed men on Sunday night along with his 11 year old son Fahad . They were returning to their home in Sadiqabad, Kotli from his inlaws’ house with was a five minute walk from their home . Dr Shah’s car was discovered at 7:00am on 31st October by Motorway Police near Deena, Jehlum more than 100 kilometres away from his home meanwhile …